Hot on the heels of A-Level results’ success, GCSE students at St Paul’s Catholic School are celebrating success with the School achieving an overall rating of +0.33, according to the new Progress 8 measurement system.
This measure means that on average pupils at St Paul’s achieved about a third of a grade higher in each subject than was expected nationally.
For Pupil Premium pupils this figure was +0.51 and for pupils with English as an Additional Language it was 0.74. In English Language 75% of pupils gained C+, with 65% gaining C+ in Mathematics.
In both English Language and Mathematics, 57% of pupils gained C+.
Commenting on the results Michael Manley, Head Teacher at St Paul’s Catholic School, said: “Our GCSE results confirm that this has been a great year for exam success at St Paul’s.
“Last week the progress made by A-Level students put St Paul’s in the top 10% of schools in the country and now our GCSE students have further consolidated this success.
“We’re immensely proud of the effort all our students have put in and the progress they have made.”
St Paul’s is one of a number of schools around the country that have opted in a year early to the publication of results using the new Progress 8 performance measures which all schools will use in 2016.
Progress 8 is a measure of progress from Key Stage 2 and is based on the grades for English and Mathematics, three subjects from Science, Computer Science, History, Geography and Modern Languages and three other subjects. The measures will encourage all students to study a broad and balanced curriculum and aim to ensure that the achievement of all pupils, regardless of their ability, is properly recognised.